PRESS RELEASE - May 2016
Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey are celebrating the release of their second duo recording 'Buoyancy' (Relative Pitch Records). The duo's music draws on the several years and many projects they have shared since they began working together. Their experiences of playing original compositions, free improvisations and even standard songs inform this intimate setting of improvised duets.
Laubrock is a dauntless player and a sharp conceptualist. The veteran Rainey again proved that he is one of the world’s master drummers in this idiom [...] One dramatic duo composition came to life after the other, the performance audibly impressing a crowd filled with aficionados. With loose-limbed virtuosity, Rainey drew music from all parts of his kit—rubbing the drumheads, rustling his sticks and mallets together, even drawing tones from the drum stool; meanwhile, Laubrock summoned an almost theatrical sound, crying, sighing and moaning through her instrument.
The four tracks on 'Buoyancy' are taken from the penultimate gig of a 17-date tour that took the duo all over the United States. The CD was recorded in front of a studio audience at Audio for the Arts in Madison, WI, a recording studio with a unique set-up that has all the bene fits of a great studio as well as the feel of an intimate and vibrant venue.
Track listing Buoyancy (Relative Pitch CD RPR 1048):
The Museum of Human Achievement
Recorded live at Audio for the Arts on 06/03/2014.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Steve Gotcher, Audio for the Arts,Madison, WI,
Produced by Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey.
Executive producers Kevin Reilly and Mike Panico, Relative Pitch Records
Cover art provided by Lain York, http://www.lainyork.com
Release date 05/15/2016
Ingrid Laubrock, soprano & tenor saxophone:
Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock lived in London/UK from 1989 till 2008 and is now residing in Brooklyn. She leads a host of her own projects including Anti-House, Ubatuba and Ingrid Laubrock Sextet.
She performed and recorded with: Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Moran, Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Hamid Drake, Miya Masaoka, Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Parker, Luc Ex, Django Bates, The Continuum Ensemble and others.
As part of the F-ire Collective, she won the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation and she was the recipient of the 'Fellowship in Jazz Composition' by the Arts Foundation in 2006. Ingrid won the 2009 SWR German Radio Jazz Prize and was one of the fink nominees for the Doris Duke Impact Award 2015. She is also a proli fic composer who has written for her own groups as well as for classical orchestra. Her orchestral piece 'Vogelfrei' has been performed by the American Composers Orchestra and the Tricentric Orchestra in 2012.
Tom Rainey, drums:
Tom Rainey was born in Pasadena, California in 1957. Since moving to New York in 1979 he has performed and or recorded with the following artists amongst others: John Abercrombie, Mose Allison, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Anthony Braxton, Nels Cline, Ted Curson, Kris Davis, Mark Ducret, Mark Feldman, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Mark Helias, Fred Hersch, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Albert Mangelsdorff, Carmen McRae, Mike Nock, Simon Nabatov, Anita O'Day, Andrea Parkins, Angelica Sanchez, Louis Sclavis, and Kenny Werner.
Current activities include performing and recording music with the Tom Rainey Trio as well as his quintet Obbligato.
Release date - May 20,2016
Release number: RPR1048
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